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Don't know if anyone has come across this one before.
My end-user has a W2k Pro client-PC connected to a Novell network. Office XP is installed. She is using Outlook 2002 as her mail client. When she tries to open an attachment Outlook reports "The system cannot find the file specified." The attachment has a valid file extension i.e doc or xls. If she saves the attachment to the network drive or local h/drive, she can open it.

Any idea what could be causing this? Would reinstalling Office XP be the quickest way of resolving the problem?

Thanks,
Huck
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by:Pete Long
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Hi huckleberryfinn,
XCCC: Error Message: System Cannot Find the File Specified (0xc0020002)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;323730

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huckleberryfinn,
XFOR: Error Message "The System Cannot Find the File Specified" During Migration from GroupWise
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;265840
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by:Pete Long
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huckleberryfinn,
XFOR: Error Message: System Cannot Find the File Specified. Microsoft Windows NT ID No: 0xc0020002
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;216110
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by:Pete Long
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huckleberryfinn,
XADM: Event 7000 :The System Cannot Find the File Specified 0XC0020002
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;199379
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by:huckleberryfinn
ID: 9865662
Hi Pete,

Thanks for your suggestions. However, they don't strictly relate to Outlook 2002 client application. They all have the error message I reported in common but the problem does not relate to Exchange server, Groupwise or Windows NT.

Regards,
Huckleberryfinn
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by:huckleberryfinn
ID: 9865762
I believe I may have found the solution to my own problem.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;290852

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by:huckleberryfinn
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I believe I may have found the solution to my own problem.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;290852

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by:huckleberryfinn
ID: 9865777
I believe I may have found the solution to my own problem.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;290852

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NOt a problem

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by:chapmang2
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This is a known issue with MS and NTFS file systems: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;278060

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When you save an Outlook file attachment that contains an NTFS file system data stream to disk, Outlook discards the NTFS stream, and the following error message appears when you try to open the data:
"The system cannot find the file specified."
This behavior occurs only when the file is saved to an NTFS partition. It does not occur with FAT or FAT32 partitions.
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
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•      Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition
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